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Microsoft issues fix for XML flaw targeted in zero-day attacks

The patch for the XML Core Services flaw doesn't yet cover every version, but it does cover the version being attacked.

Can better software make cyberattacks a losing proposition?

A conference on secure software development aims to raise the bar for attackers trying to compromise IT systems.

White House e-mail was down 23 percent of Obama's first 40 days

The new administration walked into a White House of ancient IT and crumbling systems, CIO says.

8 great shortcuts for Google Apps, Gmail

If you're new to Google Apps for Government, or even a veteran Gmail user, you might not know about these handy keyboard shortcuts, many of them single-key functions.

Colorado joins move to Google Apps

The state expects to cut its e-mail costs in half by providing a unified system to its 26,000 employees.

New Adobe exploits leave Flash vulnerable -- again

Adobe released a patch late March 6 that targets two vulnerabilities in its Flash Player.

20 years ago: The birth of e-mail as we know it

The MIME standard for e-mail content, launched in March 1992, changed Internet communications from plain-text messaging to a multimedia workhorse.

How NOAA went from zero to cloud in a year

In just a little more than a year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration went from shopping for solutions for desktop services to a full-scale implementation of Google Apps for Government. Here are some milestones in that process.

What's inside NOAA's cloud?

An installation of Google Apps for Government can feature a variety of different programs.

Google Apps on the job: The GCN Lab tries it out at NOAA

With agencies looking to Google Apps for Government as a cloud computing option, the Lab's Greg Crowe visits NOAA, where a team is putting collaboration, customization and cost-control to work.

Cyber criminals find new way to exploit old Office hole

Symantec has spotted a specially crafted Trojan that takes advantage of a previously patched Microsoft Word hole.

An info and expertise concierge for the office

DiscoverPoint, the GCN Lab's pick for the February Technology of the Month, is designed to point users to the most relevant information and subject-matter experts in the shared platform environment.

RIM takes BlackBerry users to the cloud

Business smart-phone maker Research In Motion has rolled out its cloud-based service for BlackBerry devices that works with the Microsoft Office 365 suite of services.

DC, Microsoft alliance focuses on workforce of the future

The program aims to improve technology access, skills and opportunities for District residents, teachers and students.

Google edges out Microsoft in UC Berkeley cloud services bid

Microsoft has lost the bid to provide cloud-based e-mail and calendaring services to the University of California, Berkeley.

Google knocked out of L.A. e-mail project

Citing concerns about security, the L.A. City Council voted to remove Google and Computer Sciences Corp. from the city's e-mail migration contract.

IT pros get gift of 14 fixes in December Patch Tuesday update

Microsoft's Dec. 13 security bulletin will include three "critical" and 11 "important" items just in time to get IT professionals saying bah, humbug.